Impact of Donor Support

Toronto Rehab is grateful for the dedication and support of its community to enhance education and research and to provide superior patient care. Philanthropy has a profound impact on our patients’ journey to recovery.

Donor support has helped transform Toronto Rehab into a place that is facilitating better patient outcomes and inspiring the healing of body, mind and spirit. Through your generosity, Toronto Rehab has been able to push beyond the boundaries of rehabilitation.

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Among our greatest milestones was the opening of Toronto Rehab’s redeveloped University Centre and the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research, the world’s largest state-of-the-art facility dedicated to rehabilitation research. This internationally renowned centre is developing innovative technologies, advanced treatments, and practical solutions to support the real-life challenges faced by people with disability. Our research also aims at preventing injury by developing more effective industrial design to make streets, homes and workplaces safer. Learn more


Excellence in Research

Research Chairs help Toronto Rehab to attract and retain international leaders in rehabilitation research and to expand the horizons of rehabilitation science. Toronto Rehab currently has six research chairs, created with generous support from private donors and a contribution from the University of Toronto.  Learn more

We thank Partner in Innovation RBC Foundation for its transformational $1 million donation to establish the RBC Innovations Fund and to support The RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery.

New in 2017:  A transformational gift of $20-million from Walter and Maria Schroeder, along with their family, has established the Walter & Maria Schroeder Institute for Brain Innovation & Recovery. The Schroeder Institute will allow Toronto Rehab-UHN to build a collaborative group of multi-disciplinary experts in engineering and the clinical neurosciences, to develop new therapies for brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and Parkinson's. Learn more


Excellence in Education

The TD Grant in Medical Excellence: A Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research is breaking down barriers and engaging people with disabilities in a meaningful way in rehabilitation research.  Learn more

The generosity of our donors enables Toronto Rehab researchers to translate important findings into powerful health tools for Canada and the world. Toronto Rehab is leading the way in remote rehab programming, prevention and wellness by using on-line platforms to achieve global impact in encouraging healthy lifestyles. Learn more about:

Outstanding Patient Care: University Centre

At the expanded University Centre, an efficient outpatient facility has been established to bring together services such as the very busy musculoskeletal (MSK) program, stroke, acquired brain injury, geriatric psychiatry rehab, with other outpatient care in one centralized location.

University Centre is now a destination for patients and families that houses a number of essential services under one roof which were previously only available at different hospital sites across the city.  Learn more about:

Lyndhurst Centre for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

Home to the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation program, Toronto Rehab's Lyndhurst Centre has new and expanded patient care facilities, improved research laboratories and a larger and more functional patient drop off area. This renovation resulted in a facility that is more accessible and more conducive to the specialized patient care needs of patients. Renovations to the outpatient centre have nearly doubled capacity.  Since the revitalization project’s completion in 2009, donors have helped improve therapy, exercise and recreation facilities.  Also, the Cottage Program is a unique camp experience funded entirely by Toronto Rehab Foundation donors.

Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Centre

Home to Cardiac Rehab and Neuro Rehab programs, Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Centre provides outpatient rehabilitative care for acquired brain injury (ABI), chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, spasticity management, stroke, heart health and more.  Also at Rumsey Centre, the LIFEspan Service (Living Independently Fully Engaged) provides youth and young adults who have cerebral palsy or acquired brain injury (ABI) with a “bridge” between pediatric and adult rehabilitation services. 

Redevelopment Update: E.W. Bickle Centre for Complex Continuing Care

Due to an aging population and medical advancements, more people are living longer with complex conditions and require specialized care not often found in long-term care homes. This demand has resulted in the need to expand the E.W. Bickle Centre and undertake its largest redevelopment since opening over 30 years ago.  To learn more about how you can support this project, please contact Arlene Manankil-Boyce, Director of Development, at 416-597-3422 ext. 3545.

The facility was renamed the E.W. Bickle Centre for Complex Continuing Care in 2008 in honour of donor Judith Wilder’s father.  Learn more

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This transformation at Toronto Rehab would not have been realized without the support of philanthropists like you.  Your caring changes lives.